Founded in 1993 and based in France, Groupe URD (Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development - Urgence Réhabilitation Développement in French) is an independent think-tank specialized in the analysis of practices and the development of policies for humanitarian action and the management of fragility. Its multi-disciplinary expertise, nurtured by permanent round trips to crisis and post-crisis areas, enables it to understand the functioning of the sector as a whole. Committed to knowledge exchange and collective learning, he supports aid actors in the process of improving the quality of their interventions.
CartONG and Groupe URD have partnered up to support Sidaction in improving its M&E system. More precisely, the objective is to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of Sidaction's activities in order for them to manage more qualitative and global information (activities, impact, etc.) and to make it more useful for all of its departments (Programme, Advocacy, etc.).Read more »
CartONG and Groupe URD have partnered up to build and deliver a training offer - composed of 4 modukes - to Expertise France staff both at field and Headquarters' levels.Read more »
The RESILAC (Inclusive Economic and Social Recovery of Lake Chad) project and consortium identified during its start-up phase the need to improve the management of its information. CartONG is supporting Groupe URD in charge of the operational M&E system (système de suivi et d'évaluation des réalisations) on the information management component. In 2019, CartONG conducted a diagnostic in information management (all combined technologies) in order to formalize the needs of stakeholders, identify existing constraints and opportunities and propose solution scenarios.Read more »
The "Strengthening CSOs' Information Management" project aims to professionalize French-speaking Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the use and implementation of methods, tools and processes related to the different stages of the data analysis chain.
Co-financed by AFD for 3 years (early 2020 - late 2022) and implemented with the support of 10 partners, this project will make it possible for CartONG to continue its work in support of the sector by promoting the pooling and dissemination of new resources, both practical (tools, tutorials, training modules, etc.) and strategic (studies, etc.) to all humanitarian and development actors.Read more »
CartONG is conducting 3 asynchronous training sessions (lasting 3 weeks in total), as part of a longer curriculum entitled "Consultants in the aid sector: the basics of the profession" developed by Groupe URD. This online course is designed to train future consultants, in project evaluation. The sessions developed by CartONG cover the following topics: introduction to data management and best practices, mobile data collection, and data analysis and visualization. The sequences were developed jointly with G roupe URD to introduce data management from qualitative studies as well.
In 2020, CartONG started to support the AFD Africa Department to strengthen their bottom-up accountability systems. Indeed, AFD is looking to consolidate indicators using data reported directly by their partners in the field. On this project, CartONG is working jointly with Groupe URD to propose a series of indicators as well as a scenario for their Information Management system to ensure the reporting of the said indicators.
In 2021, building on the assessment phase which occurred in 2020, CartONG proposed a set of 6 scenarios based on AFD's technological environment (which includes a database developed in the Sahel Region) and the available human and financial resources. The Africa Department was able to evaluate and choose the scenario that best suited its needs. The implementation of the chosen system is now the responsibility of AFD.
Thanks to funding from the H2H Network's Get Ready Fund, the latter supported by UK aid from the UK government, CartONG and Groupe URD have developed a combined MEAL and Information Management training offer targeted at humanitarian staff operating in emergency settings. This online training aims at providing the participants needs of field teams to be relevant to the widest audience possible - especially given the COVID-19 pandemic context. The development of the training offer started in late 2020 and was finalized in June 2021.
To know more about this endeavor, please check out our 2020 Annual Report.
CartONG are supporting Asmae to implement a M&E system for its international operations. The aim of the project is to improve and strengthen Asmae's intervention strategy, to facilitate program management and to improve the visibility of Asmae's project achievements and results externally.Read more »
The objective of the project was to introduce and present GIS tools in an humanitarian context, and to analyze the needs and capacities of Groupe URD, in order to ass which could be the inputs of geomatic technologies in the Groupe URD, and how CartONG could implement them.Read more »